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    Asian Pacific Film Festival revisits ‘Better Luck Tomorrow,’ ‘Bronzeville’ and the L.A. riots

    Posted April 27th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    Featured on the Los Angeles Times Connecting retrospective and introspective points of view, the 33rd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival begins with Thursday’s opening night gala, a 15th anniversary screening of Justin Lin’s “Better Luck Tomorrow.” Screening 180 films from 33 countries over the next two weeks, the festival takes an […]


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    Chinese Sexuality, Subverted, in Taxi Stories

    Posted April 27th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    by Allison Tate from Advocate   The new film Taxi Stories, from acclaimed writer-director Doris Yeung, tells the intersecting tales of three contemporary Asians — a closeted Beijing taxi driver, a pregnant Hong Kong trophy wife, and a Jakarta slum kid, all trying to connect with each other despite the constraints of their social class. It stars acting legend […]


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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Spotlight on Taiwan Cinema Takes Place This Week at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Festival April 27 – May 11, 2017

    Posted April 26th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    TWO AWARD WINNING FEATURE FILMS WILL REPRESENT THE LATEST IMPORTANT CINEMA OFFERINGS FROM TAIWAN FIVE SHORT FILMS WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE WITH SOME OF TAIWAN’S NEWEST EMERGING FILMMAKERS LOS ANGELES, CA,  APRIL 26 2017 — The 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival presented by Visual Communications is proud to feature some of the best […]


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    Spring Brings Film Festivals to Southern California

    Posted April 25th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Emory Johnson of Pacific Ties   Pacific Arts Movement (PacArts) is presenting its 7th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase from April 20 to April 27, 2017. This year’s showcase will be PacArt’s largest Spring Showcase yet, screening over 20 films from 10 countries over the eight-day festival at UltraStar Mission […]


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    LAAPFF & UCLA Commemorate LA Uprising with GOOK & Panels

    Posted April 25th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Cindy Maram of Dig In Magazine   The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (April 27-May 4, 2017) to present Flash Point 2017: Twenty-Five Years After the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising, a special program commemorating 25 years since the 1992 LA Uprising and it’s impact on our LA Community and country today, including […]


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    Justin Chon Interview – “Gook”

    Posted April 25th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    Featured on LA 18 Generation Now. Generation Now’s Cindy J. Lee sits down with Justin Chon, who wrote, directed and stars in the film Gook. The drama, which is based on the 1992 L.A. riots, is the centerpiece film at the 33rd annual LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. This year marks the 25th anniversary of […]


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    LA Asian Pacific Film Fest to Celebrate 33 Years (Part 3)

    Posted April 24th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      Featured on Rafu Shimpo   Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, announced its program of outstanding films and events for the upcoming 33rd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), running April 27 to May 4. VC celebrates 33 years as Southern California’s largest and […]


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    Works of Vietnamese diaspora filmmakers to be showcased in Southern California film festivals

    Posted April 23rd, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      by Titi Mary Tran/Nguoi-Viet English on Người Việt Seven feature films, including two world premieres, made by Vietnamese filmmakers will be screened over the next two weeks in a pair of prominent film festivals in Southern California. Works from filmmakers Charlie Nguyen, Ham Tran, Dustin Nguyen, Nadine Truong, Dinh Thai, Ashley Duong and Luong Dinh Dung […]


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    LA Asian Pacific Film Fest to Celebrate 33 Years (Part 2)

    Posted April 20th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    Featured in Rafu Shimpo. Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, has announced the 33rd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), running April 27 to May 4. This annual film celebration is presented across Los Angeles from Hollywood to Little Tokyo to the Arts District to […]


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    Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires North American Rights to Justin Chon’s GOOK

    Posted April 19th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    A Film About Race and Family Set Against the Backdrop of the L.A. Riots Los Angeles, CA (April 19, 2017) – Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today the acquisition of the 2017 Sundance audience award winner GOOK. The film, written and directed by Justin Chon (Twilight franchise), stars Chon, David So (YouTube’s DavidSoComedy), and newcomer Simone […]


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    LA Asian Pacific Film Fest to Celebrate 33 Years (Part 1)

    Posted April 18th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      Featured in Rafu Shimpo. Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, announced its program of films and events for the 33rd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), running April 27 to May 4. This annual film celebration is presented across Los Angeles from Hollywood to […]


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    HBO® Showcases Emerging Asian Pacific American Directors at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

    Posted April 18th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    AWARD-WINNING SHORT FILMS EXPLORE CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES FACING THE APA COMMUNITY April 28, 2017     WHAT: The winners of HBO’s first Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film competition will receive their world premiere screenings with an exclusive event at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Exploring a range of topical issues facing the modern APA […]


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    See you at the 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

    Posted April 17th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    Featured on Angry Asian Man   Los Angeles film fans, it’s on. Make some plans and get down with community for the 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, running April 27 to May 4. Presented by Visual Communications, with eight days of screenings, panels and events, LAAPFF is the largest festival of its kind […]


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    Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Coming Soon

    Posted April 11th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      by Sydney Levine from SydneysBuzz The Blog From April 27 to May 4, Los Angeles will showcase a wide array of films from that broad geographical area called Asia. Join the kick-off of the 33rd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival! Celebrate with some good food, music, and people. FRIDAY, APRIL […]


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    Justin Lin, John Cho and Oscar Eligibility Highlight 2017 L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival Lineup

    Posted April 4th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    by Tim Gray from Variety The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, running April 27 to May 4, will screen a record 184 films from 31 countries. The 33rd annual event also has an innovation this year as an Oscar-qualifying festival for shorts; there are hundreds of festivals every year, but the Academy of Motion […]